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The list of published literature on all things canine is exhaustive and cannot be replicated on this website.  However, we offer the following bibliography as the basis to build a library for any Wheaten household.  Virtually all titles listed—and many more—are available through most online booksellers.  Your comments and addenda are very welcome!

The Breed

Bonham, Margaret H.  Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers:  A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual.  Hauppauge, NY:  Barron’s, 2000.

Cunliffe, Juliette.  Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier:  A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog.  Allenhurst, NJ:  Kennel Club Books, 2004.

Holmes, Maureen.   The Softcoated Wheaten Terrier.   Sunnyhill, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 1991.

O’Connor, Margaret A.   How to Raise and Train a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.   Neptune City, NJ:  TFH Publications, 1966.

-- Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers.   Neptune City, NJ:  TFH Publications, 1990.

Shoemaker, Marjorie C.  Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier:  A Complete and Reliable Handbook.  Neptune City, NJ:  TFH Publications.

Vesley, Roberta A.  The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier:  Coat of Honey—Heart of Gold.  New York:  Howell Book House, 1999.

-- The Complete Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.  New York:  Howell Book House, 1991.



Cummins, Bryan, Ph.D.  The Terriers of Scotland and Ireland:  Their History and Development.  Phoenix:  Doral Publishing, 2003.

Kern, Kerry.   The New Terrier Handbook:  Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, Behavior, and Training.  Hauppauge, NY:  Barron’s, 1988


Breeding and Genetics

Beauchamp, Richard G.  Solving the Mysteries of Breed Type.  Freehold, NJ:  Kennel Club Books, 2008.

Padgett, George A., DVM.   Control of Canine Genetic Diseases.  New York:  Howell Book House, 1998.

Trotter, Patricia Craige.  Born to Win:  Breed to Succeed.  Freehold, NJ:  Kennel Club Books, 2009.


Conformation and Exhibiting

Alston, George G., with Connie Vanacore.  The Winning Edge:  Show Ring Secrets.   New York:  Howell Book House, 1992.

Beauchamp, Richard G.  The Simple Guide to Showing Your Dog.  Neptune City, NJ:  TFH Publications, 2003.

Bengston, Bo.  Best in Show:  The World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows.  Freehold, NJ:  Kennel Club Books, 2008.

Caras, Roger A.  Going for the Blue:  Inside the World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows.  New York:  Warner Books, 2001.

Coile,  D. Caroline,  Ph.D.  Show Me!  A Dog-Showing Primer.    Hauppauge, NY:  Barron’s, 1997.

Grossman, Dr. Alvin, and Beverly Grossman.  Winning With Pure Bred Dogs:  Success By Design.  Wilsonville, OR:  Doral Publishing, 1991.

Mayer, Diane Peters, MSW.  Conquering Ring Nerves:  A Step-By-Step Program for All Dog Sports.    Hoboken, NJ:  Howell Book House, 2004.

Smith, Cheryl S.  The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Showing Your Dog.  Roseville, CA:  Prima Publishing, 2001.

Wood, Deborah.  Top Dogs:  Making it to Westminster.  New York:  Howell Book House, 2002.



Eldredge, Debra M., DVM, Carlson, Liisa D., DVM, Carlson, Delbert G., DVM, and James M. Giffin, MD.  Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook.  New York:  Howell Book House, 2007.

Kahn, Cynthia M. and Scott Line, Eds.  The Merck Veterinary Manual , Tenth Edition.   Whitehouse Station, NJ:  Merck & Co., Inc., 2010.

Segal, Mordecai, Ed.   UC Davis Book of Dogs:  A Complete Medical Reference Guide for Dogs and Puppies.  New York:  HarperCollins, 1995.



Fogt, Bruce.  Lessons From a Stock Dog:  A Training Guide.  Sidney, OH:  The Working Border Collie, Inc., 1996.

Hartnagle-Taylor, Jeanne Joy, and Ty Taylor.  Stockdog Savvy.  Loveland, CO:  Alpine Publications, 2010.

Holland, Vergil S.  Herding Dogs:  Progressive Training.  New York:  Howell Book House, 1994.

Holmes, John.  The Farmer’s Dog.  London:  Popular Dogs Publishing Co., 1978.

Leach, Lynn.  An Introduction to All Breed Herding (video).  Downriver Productions:

-- All Breed Herding:  The Next Steps (video).  Downriver Productions:

Longton, Thomas, and Barbara Sykes.  Training the Sheep Dog.  Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK:  The Crowood Press, 1997.

Renna, Christine Hartnagle.  Herding Dogs:  Selecting and Training the Working Farm Dog.  Freehold, NJ:  Kennel Club Books, 2009.

Taggart, Mari.  Sheepdog Training:  an All-Breed Approach.  Loveland, CO:  Alpine Publications, 1986.

Williams, Tully.  Working Sheep Dogs:  A Practical Guide to Breeding, Training and Handling.  Collingwood, VIC, Australia:  Land Links Press, 2007.


Performance Sports and Training

Beasley, Wendy.  A Beginner’s Guide to Competitive Obedience.  TFH Kingdom Books, England, 1999.

Bonham, Margaret H.  The Simple Guide to Getting Active with Your Dog.  Neptune City, NJ:  TFH Publications, 2002.

Koshar, Claire.  A Guide to Dog Sports:  From Beginners to Winners!  Sun City AZ:  Doral Publishing, 2002.

Kramer, Charles L.  An Introduction to the Style of Rally Obedience.  Manhattan, KS:  Fancee Publications, 2005.

Saunders, Blanche.  The Complete Book of Dog Obedience:  A Guide for Trainers.  New York:  Howell Book House, 1981.

Volhard, Jack and Wendy.  The Canine Good Citizen:  Every Dog Can Be One.  New York:  Howell Book House, 1997.


You can also order publications from SCWTCA, our national breed club.


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